Lori Zimmer

 

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Ecouterre, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

Lori Zimmer
Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal

Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal "Sponge Park" Will Finally Begin in 2014

The exciting project will attempt to clean up the sewage-laden Gowanus Canal, which has been consistently polluted since the dawn of industrialization in the area. The cleansing park…

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Shark Fin Sales to Be Banned in New York Starting in 2014

Shark Fin Sales to Be Banned in New York Starting in 2014

There's little debate that cutting the fins off of living sharks and selling them as food is cruel and inhumane, but the state of New York is finally acknowledging its disapproval of…

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NYC's Colorful

NYC's Colorful "Recycle Everything" Ad Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Curb Waste

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office is launching a colorful new ad campaign to encourage New Yorkers to recycle. Called “Recycle Everything,” the series of eye-catching adverts will…

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NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

The Lowline, an initiative to create an underground park for the Lower East Side, has been progressing slowly but surely over the past few years, and now local officials have also…

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"Magic Carpet" Exhibit Hangs 36 Shipping Containers Over Guests' Heads at Pier 57

When visitors enter Pier 57’s South Head House, they are greeted with several pioneer “Incubox” retail and food stands, which have taken residence in shipping containers. Beyond…

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Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Dewey-Hagborg was first inspired to use DNA sequencing to create art when she noticed a strand of hair stuck in a framed piece of art. She began seeing stray hairs everywhere she went,…

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NYPD Releases Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway System to Better Understand Risks Posed by Airborne Contaminants

NYPD Releases Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway System to Better Understand Risks Posed by Airborne Contaminants

This morning, the NYPD began the first day of the Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange program, an urban airflow study conducted with the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and funded by…

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The Taco Truck Serves Up Tasty Organic Mexican Goodness On-the-Go

The Taco Truck Serves Up Tasty Organic Mexican Goodness On-the-Go

The Taco Truck chain was born in Hoboken, NJ and combines delectable organic Mexican food with environmentally-friendly design.  Their tasty tortas and tacos can be enjoyed from one…

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Crispy Whole Grasshoppers to Be Served in Guacamole at NYC Mexican Restaurant

Crispy Whole Grasshoppers to Be Served in Guacamole at NYC Mexican Restaurant

Back in May, the United Nations suggested that people introduce insects into their daily diets as a viable source of protein - and one Upper East Side restaurant is doing just that with…

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The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

Fire Island’s Pines Pavilion, which was ravaged in a fire in 2011, has been restored by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Blesso Properties. The sustainable and chic new structure…

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PHOTOS: Incredible LEGO Sculptures by Nathan Sawaya Hit Times Square

PHOTOS: Incredible LEGO Sculptures by Nathan Sawaya Hit Times Square

Sawaya has come to be known as one of the leading LEGO artists in the world, pushing the limits of the toy brick with his extremely intricate and detailed sculptures. For “The Art of…

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Black Tree Serves Up Yummy Sandwiches in a Cozy Reclaimed Interior on the Lower East Side

Black Tree Serves Up Yummy Sandwiches in a Cozy Reclaimed Interior on the Lower East Side

Black Tree’s cozy interior is chock full of history. The tables, chairs, stools and bar were made by Brooklyn Reclamation out of wood salvaged from a bowling alley built in the 1920s…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Major Plan to Battle Climate Change in New York City

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Major Plan to Battle Climate Change in New York City

In the wake of last year’s Superstorm Sandy, and in preparation for an even more turbulent hurricane season, Mayor Bloomberg spoke today on safeguarding New York City from future…

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Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer is just around the corner, and Brooklyn’s MetroTech campus has announced it will be hosting a program of free music, film and sports in Downtown Brooklyn. Activating the…

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CoolNYC Solution Will Let New Yorkers Control Their Air Conditioners by Smart Phone

CoolNYC Solution Will Let New Yorkers Control Their Air Conditioners by Smart Phone

Although spring hasn’t quite sprung yet, the sweaty days of summer are just around the corner. And with our perspiration comes wallet-busting energy bills from running our air…

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New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete

New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete

New York City’s waterfront has been increasingly susceptible to flooding, super storms and rising tides, and the fragile support system of pilings (or wood and steel columns)…

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Incredible Inflatable Spacebuster Pavilion Pops Up on the Lower East Side

Incredible Inflatable Spacebuster Pavilion Pops Up on the Lower East Side

The Spacebuster was designed to create an indoor interior space just about anywhere, without the need for building a framework or other structural pieces that would take time assembling…

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Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Brooklyn’s Aelfie Design Studio has made a business out of transforming old t-shirts into super-soft, one-of-a-kind rugs. Designed by Joedega, the colorful, hand-woven rugs and mats…

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ARTLANTIC Transforms Disused Atlantic City Lots Into Public Art and Green Space

ARTLANTIC Transforms Disused Atlantic City Lots Into Public Art and Green Space

Less than a year ago, the seven-acre ARTLANTIC site was a disused gravel lot bordering Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk. Envisioned by Lance Fung and funded by the Atlantic City…

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Souda's Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC's Homeless

Souda's Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC's Homeless

Glowing a glittering green in the Souda booth, the Bubble Chandelier is made from 60 post-consumer PET bottles. Riveted together as a beautifully chunky sphere, the bottles still show…

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Staten Island's Historic Snug Harbor Botanical Garden is an Idyllic Escape from NYC

Staten Island's Historic Snug Harbor Botanical Garden is an Idyllic Escape from NYC

Staten Island's Snug Harbor is home to some of New York’s most historic buildings, and is also the United States’ largest adaptive reuse project. The Greek Revival buildings once…

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Help NYC Artist Jim Power Fix His Legendary Light Pole Mosaics That Tell the History of the East Village

Help NYC Artist Jim Power Fix His Legendary Light Pole Mosaics That Tell the History of the East Village

Power can often be seen repairing his mosaics on the streets with his signature white pony tail, cane and trusty dog. His first pole was completed in 1985, and in 1988 the DOT…

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PHOTOS: MoMA's

PHOTOS: MoMA's "Rain Room" Lets You Walk Through the Rain Without Getting Wet

The sophisticated system is made up of a complex network of pressure regulators, solenoid valves, sensors, and tracking cameras, all controlled by custom software designed by Random…

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Learn How to 3D Print at ICFF with DesignX!

Learn How to 3D Print at ICFF with DesignX!

We're looking forward to all that this weekend's International Contemporary Furniture Fair will bring, and we just learned that the latest in home furnishings won't be the only thing…

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Ideas City Festival Livens Up the Bowery With Green Installations and Sustainable Fun

Ideas City Festival Livens Up the Bowery With Green Installations and Sustainable Fun

Inhabitat favorite Kim Holleman was there with her Trailer Park holding court at a prime location right in front of the New Museum’s doors and inviting guests to take a shady break…

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